ALBERTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON HIV

Alberta Community Council on HIV

Through a social justice lens ACCH supports community based responses to HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections and Sexual Health via advocacy, harm reduction, education and health promotion.

The Alberta Community Council on HIV is a non-profit, provincial member driven network of regionally based organizations. ACCH and its members have a collective responsibility to STBBI issues and its outcomes at the provincial and local level. Through a social justice lens ACCH supports community based responses to HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections and Sexual Health via advocacy, harm reduction, education and health promotion.

ACCH News

What does ACCH do?

The Alberta Community Council on HIV supports community-based responses and provides provincial leadership through collective action and a unified voice. The ACCH provides capacity building opportunities, policy research, advocacy and coordination. ACCH takes the lead in the following areas in HIV and related issues

• Undertaking initiatives that are provincial in scope and benefit from the collective voice

• Providing leadership in identifying issues, policy input and research at provincial and federal levels

• Identifying systemic barriers and developing initiatives to address them

• Building relationships with provincial and federal leaders to elevate awareness and influence policy and resource allocation

• Identifying ways at the provincial level in which people at risk and those living with HIV and related issues can achieve greater involvement, or more meaningful involvement, in decisions affecting their lives

• Identifying ways at the provincial and federal level for the expansion of harm reduction services; including education, overdose prevention, reduction of the stigmas, safe consumption sites and access to quality healthcare.

• Providing services that can benefit from provincial economies of scale.

• Provides stewardship of funds for member organizations.

ACCH Mission Statement

ACCH provides provincial leadership through its collective voice to bring about social change with respect to the human and social impacts of HIV and related issues.

ACCH Vision Statement

Our collective action will improve systems pertaining to HIV and related issues and enhance the lives of Albertans.

A Safer Circle

Alberta Aboriginal HIV Strategy & Action Plan

The Action Plan 2015-2020 has been developed using a matrix based on the Medicine Wheel and includes Women, Men, Youth and Elders and actions related to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing and health. Each level of action: Me, My Family, My Community, My Nation, has its own matrix of actions related to each Goal.

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Positive Voices Caucus

People Living with HIV and AIDS

Within Alberta, the meaningful engagement of people living with HIV and AIDS (PHAs) in HIV policy-related work has been identified as an area for improvement. Over this past year, the PVC has focused on trying to understand its role as it relates to influencing HIV-related policy and programming in Alberta as well as where it is situated within the broader network of stakeholders engaged in HIV work.

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